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Table 3 Comments in favor of the virtual position.

From: Code choice in the Chinese as a foreign language classroom

Themes Total
1. Influence of language policy  
language policy should be abided by (T3, 7, 9, 19, 24) 5
2. Perceptions of L2 acquisition  
L2 acquisition equals L1 acquisition (T13, 20, 21) 3
one's L2 learning has no relation to one' L1 (T7, 11, 18, 20, 24) 5
3. Sinophone identity  
national language pride should be upheld (T2, 9, 19, 24) 4
codeswitching damaging one's Sinophone identity (T2, 3, 14, 18, 19) 5
do not accept themselves as bilingual speakers (T2, 24) 2
4. English language competence  
have no solid English speaking skills (T1, 8, 13, 14, 18, 20, 22 ) 7
have no knowledge of teaching in English (T1, 11, 22) 3
5. Assumptions and perceived dangers  
immersion program might be the most successful model (T1, 7, 18, 19) 4
might cause injustice for non-English speakers (T2, 9, 11, 14, 19, 20, 21) 7
might lead to an overuse by students (T2, 3, 11, 13, 20, 24) 6
Total 51